Monday, September 18, 2017

Nau mai, haere mai ki te Tūhono!

Today was a very different Monday in Tūhono.  We started our day off welcoming Manoa Francis who has joined our whānau all the way from Belgium.  He has moved back here with his mum and dad and they are building a house on Parrs Road to live in.  Manoa speaks French and a little bit of English.  In true Tūhono style, we held a mihi whakatau for him and his whānau, which included a haka pōwhiri (welcome chant/dance); Cormac doing a whaikorero (speech) and singing a waiata.  To finish off our proceedings, kai was shared.  Today our kai came all the way from Belgium in the form of delicious chocolate bars!!  You may have heard that Belgium chocolate is pretty amazing, now we can confirm that that is definitely true :)

It was lovely getting to know Manoa and his whānau better when we asked them lots of questions.  We are so happy to have you in our hub Manoa.

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